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|S/W Overlay shows Portsmouth harbour at the year 1939.|
Potsmouth is a significant naval port for centuries, previously the world's largest naval base and home to many famous ships, Portsmouth has declined in recent years but remains a major dockyard and base for the Royal Navy.
|Image of Portsmouth harbour, contains ships etc.||10/12/2005||377|
|Many ships are based at the port, known as the Devonport Flotilla. This includes the Navy's assault ships HMS Ocean, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark. It also serves as home port to most of the hydrographic surveying fleet of the Navy, the Trafalgar-class submarines and a substantial number of Type 22 and Type 23 frigates.||10/25/2007||868|
|This is the site of the royal Naval Detention Quarters which is attached to both the main Naval Dockyard and Barracks It was known throughout the Royal Navy & Royal Marines as DQ's or Deek's and was used for the more serious breaches of Naval Law It was said that this was the toughest millitary prison in the UK It was staffed by both Naval & Marine Personel I am not sure if it is still in used ...||03/01/2006||879|
|Several ships in Portsmouth harbour/doskyard||05/29/2006||382|
|The Walrus class submarine is the only submarine class currently in operation in the Royal Netherlands Navy. They have been in use since 1990 and are all named after sea mammals. The Walrus class submarines are unusual in that instead of a cross-shaped assembly of stern diving planes and rudders, they mount four combined rudders and diving planes in an "X" configuration. This tail configuration...||10/24/2007||696|
|Battleship HMS Royal Oak sunken by U-Boat Ace Gunther Prien in Scapa Flow is still "alive" in Royal Navy.The wreck is now an official war grave and there is an annual commemoration service. Royal Navy divers go down to the ship and raise a White Ensign in memory of the 833 crew killed.|
|HMS Ark Royal (R07), the last Invincible-class light aircraft carrier, is the current flagship of the Royal Navy. She is the fifth ship of the Royal Navy named in honour of the flagship of the English fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada.|
Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7 December 1978. She was launched on 20 June 1981 sponsored by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mot...
|One of Six HMS Bristol's, this ship was the only Type 82 destroyer of the Royal Navy. It is now a training ship stationed off of Whale Island, Portsmouth. A lot more information, including pictures and history, in the file.||04/17/2006||443|
|The Oliver Hazard Perry class (sometimes referred to as the Perry class or FFG-7 class), is a class of frigates named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. The class was designed in the United States in the mid-1970s as general-purpose escort vessels, capable of most naval operations, yet cheap enough to be bought in large quantities to replace World War II-era destroyers. 55 ships were built in...||06/23/2008||331|
|H.M. Submarine Ocelot was the last warship built for the Royal Navy at Chatham and served the Royal Navy during the Cold War she was a Diesel / Electric submarine HMS Cavalier The Royal Navys last operational Second World War destroyer, HMS Cavalier was built in 1944 and served with the Home Fleet, in the Western Approaches and with the British Pacific Fleet until 1946. Awarded the Arctic 194...||02/13/2006||487|
|Two small Royal Navy boats docked outside the Royal Navy Admiral in Liverpool||01/16/2007||216|
|This vessel was built by Canadian Yarrow at Esquimalt, Canada in 1944 and was not completed until 1945. Stalker did not arrive in the UK until sometime in 1946. Therefore she and her Canadian built sisters, along with their British counterparts, were all built too late for WW2. After 1947 LST (Landing Ship - Tank) 3515 was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Stalker, and was employed as a s...||12/17/2009||666|